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WW Purpose-Built Backup Appliance Revenue Breaks $1 Billion Mark in 4Q14

Worldwide purpose-built backup appliance (PBBA) factory revenue grew 3.0% Y/Y totaling $1.0 billion in 4Q14

For the full year, factory revenue was up 4.0%, to $3.26 billion in 2014

Total PBBA open systems factory revenue increased 3.4% Y/Y in 4Q14 with revenues totaling $902.2 million while the mainframe market experienced a decline of 0.8% for the same period.

Total worldwide PBBA capacity shipped, for 4Q14, reached 924PB, an increase of 40.3% Y/Y, while annual capacity was up 42.8% to 2.68EB.

An advancement of software features, allowing for greater flexibility, data tiering, file sharing, and data analytics, as well as an increase in integrated systems and a wider geographical dispersion have resulted in PBBA systems being recognized by end users as an integral part of their data protection strategy. Growth in the worldwide PBBA market remained strong in the fourth quarter, hitting the billion dollar mark for the first time in a given quarter.  An advancement of software features, allowing for greater flexibility, data tiering, file sharing, and data analytics, as well as an increase in integrated systems and a wider geographical dispersion have resulted in PBBA systems being recognized by end users as an integral part of their data protection strategy.

Total Worldwide PBBA 4Q14 Results

EMC maintained its lead in the overall PBBA market with 63.8% revenue share in the fourth quarter, followed by Symantec with 11.5% share. IBM and HP posted 6.7% and 4.0% market share, respectively. Quantum retained the number five PBBA vendor position with a 2.3% share of the worldwide market.

 

Purpose built Backup Appliances graph 4Q14

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